Solution-Focused Brief Therapy and Motivational Interviewing Questions
Select one of the following questions to discuss about solution-focused brief therapy (SFBT) and motivational interviewing (MI) (from Corey, 2016):
Solution-focused brief therapy (SFBT) groups focus on solutions rather than on an exploration of problems. Group members are viewed as the experts on their life and the resources within themselves to change. How could you use this present and future focus on solutions in your approach as a group leader?
The miracle question is often asked by the solution-focused brief therapy (SFBT) group leader. What applications do you see of this technique? What are some potential barriers to asking this kind of question?
In what ways can you apply the key concepts of solution-focused brief therapy (SFBT) to your own life? What one or two concepts or techniques would you want to work on as a group leader?
In motivational interviewing, ambivalence is explored rather than judged, and reluctance to change is viewed as an expected part of the therapeutic process. Reflect on a specific behavior you would like to change but are hesitant to change. What would be most helpful to you in resolving your conflicting feelings of fears about making this change? How could you apply what might work for you personally to your role as a group leader?
What are some common factors of solution-focused brief therapy (SFBT) and motivational interviewing (MI)? In what ways are these approaches different from other theoretical approaches you have studied? What contributions have SFBT and MI made in accelerating positive therapy outcomes? What are the limitations of SFBT and MI?